November 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

This month was very light on the reads for two big reasons: And some months are like that. I think that’s ok, maybe even healthy to have a month where I’m not in bed every night at 8pm reading for hours. I love to read, but I’m also finding fulfillment in other activities. Presenting theContinue reading “November 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

Fashion Blogging Would Have Ruined This Vacation

Parting ways with my former job hurt…a lot. But it was also freeing. Without realizing it I had slowly lost my identity in the form of this monetized self who I wasn’t entirely comfortable being. (For legal reasons I am not not badmouthing any one company, this is mostly on me and my type-A approachContinue reading “Fashion Blogging Would Have Ruined This Vacation”

Outfits For Europe in the Winter // Dipping My Toe Back Into Fashion Blogging My Way

“Perhaps you can be a blogger who occasionally writes about fashion. I loved your segments on that blog bc they were relatable to me as someone who enjoys fashion but is a bit awkward.” Oh awkward is my middle name. (Well actually it’s Mayforth, also kind of awkward). But her sentiment stuck with me althoughContinue reading “Outfits For Europe in the Winter // Dipping My Toe Back Into Fashion Blogging My Way”

What’s in a Name?

The last time I changed my surname on Facebook (not counting the stalking incident over a school board race where the police advised I change my moniker on social media – story for another time – maybe) was when I got married 11 years ago. I was embarrassingly excited to change my last name onContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”

October 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

In October I took a break from fantasy while expanding the voices I was reading. I finally got to some highly anticipated books AND hit my 52nd book of the year, therefore meeting my 2022 challenge (Yay!). Truthfully I find New Years Resolutions to be silly, but it still feels good to make one (readContinue reading “October 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

Stupid Pants Season

If I told you I got a job because of a pair of sweatpants would you believe me? It’s finally “stupid pants” weather (ie: fleece-lined sweatpants) and I can’t take these out without thinking back to 2 years ago when I first tried on these sweatpants and decided to make a post about them inContinue reading “Stupid Pants Season”

September Reading Wrap-Up

This month I read my first Colleen Hoover novel, finally finished A Throne of Glass series and continued my complicated relationship with the American Royals series. Reviews below… Verity by Colleen Hoover Totally honesty, almost skipped this book because of a TikTok that did not recommend this book. Literally a day or two after IContinue reading “September Reading Wrap-Up”

Saying “Maybe” Instead of “No”

There’s been a push over the last few years to teach people – women in particular – that “No.” is a full sentence. This is an important lesson in boundary-setting, but I think I’ve forgotten how to say, “Yes.” Or at the very least a full-throated, “Maybe.” On some occasions when I’ve said, “No” whatContinue reading “Saying “Maybe” Instead of “No””

August 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

The books were en fuego this month! My eldest daughter loves to read in bed with me at night – it’s our little tradition. Since the evening activities haven’t started yet, we’ve had even more time to read. Hours of reading at night with my girl is something I treasure. Anyway, on to the reads!Continue reading “August 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

A Loss Isn’t Always a Loss

0-2 was something a man would anonymously write to me on Facebook and via snail mail after the last election I worked on – an innocuous school board race that became downright vile. Well joke’s on you suckah because I was actually 0-3. Seriously it became such a running joke – along with the rumorContinue reading “A Loss Isn’t Always a Loss”